Scientist - Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences and Bioanalytical Sciences

South San Francisco, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking a project toxicologist at the Scientist level to work in the Department of Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences and Bioanalytical Sciences (CBSS & BA) at our South San Francisco facility. This position will contribute in the drug development process from target identification and validation through product registration.

Primary responsibilities of the Scientist include:
  • Develop an in-depth understanding and strategy for management of target liabilities.
  • Develop and implement a toxicology strategy for lead optimization and candidate selection.
  • Design and implement a variety of nonclinical investigative and toxicology studies.
  • Manage and analyze a wide range of datasets and literature.
  • Conduct activities related to IND-enabling studies and programs.
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams with chemists, therapeutic area scientists, pharmacokinetic/drug metabolism experts, and pathologists.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree
Master's degree and 4 years of Scientific experience
Bachelor's degree and 6 years of Scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. and/or a D.V.M. or M.D.
  • Post-doctoral research experience in a discipline of interest to Amgen (e.g.Toxicology, Molecular/Cellular biology, Immunology, Endocrinology, Biochemistry, Physiology, or Pathology)
  • 2+ years of academic and/or industry experience in nonclinical drug development. demonstrating a sustained record of achievement and the ability to understand translational biology
  • Experience in resolving scientific problems through the establishment of novel protocols to solve experimental questions
  • The ability to critically evaluate and interpret results of scientific experiments and complex, integrated datasets and literature
  • An understanding of cutting-edge science and technology employed to enhance the investigation of drug candidate safety liabilities
  • The ability to work independently, build productive cross-functional collaborations both internally and externally, manage conflict, multi-task, and prioritize work load
  • Demonstrated learning agility, resilience, teamwork skills, and leadership skills
  • Interest and ability to serve as a subject matter expert in a specific discipline
  • Strong understanding of translational biology, the ability to solve problems, and excellent verbal and written communications skills

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission - to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.